Red Hot

Rating: 
One-way Distance: 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Skill level:
Elevation: 4441 - 4570 feet
Cellphone: 1-4 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Midway or Houdini
Fee: none
Attractions: Downhill with jumps




The Red Hot trail is located in the Klonzo Mountain Biking Area north of Moab, Utah. The trail is a one-way downhill run on a red dirt singletrack that has had a few bumps constructed along its course. The bumps can be taken at a slow speed and rolled over, which might be a good idea for the first run, or used to catch all the air that you are comfortable with. Either way the trail is a fun ride.


For this post we had parked at the Midway trailhead and followed that trail to the lower end of Houdini and rode that first. The trail sign in the picture is at the top of the Houdini trail and directly across the Willow Springs Road from the point that the Zoltar trail ends.


From there the route heads downhill along the Copper Ridge Safari Route that is marked by white stripes of paint and for the part that the Red Hot shares with it there are also red stripes of paint.


About a hundred yards or so down the road the Red Hot trail departs on the right.


From there the Red Hot trail begins traveling along the ridges and hillsides that parallel Willow Springs Road.


We tried to include pictures of most of the trails bumps in the slideshow at the end of the post. The bump in this picture is more of a drop that comes up at the point the dirt transitions to the slickrock in the base of a draw.


Some of the bumps are built at places in the trail where you can really catch some air without ending up off the trail.


As the Red Hot trail progresses it crosses a spur of the Midway trail that runs over to the Safari Road and the lower end of the Houdini trail.


From that trail junction it continues along with a few more bumps built here and there.


The trail is made more interesting by dipping in and out of the drainage and staying below the top of the hills.


Red Hot comes to an end at its next encounter with the main branch of the Midway trail. This intersection marks the beginning of the Edge and Roller Coaster trails. The Roller Coaster trail was built in similar fashion as Red Hot except many of its bumps are along uphill sections of trail. The Edge trail goes from this point all the way down to Parking Area A with connections to Topspin and the Hot Dog trail along the way. The Red Hot trail isn't all bumps and jumps but there are definitely enough of them to keep you happy if that is what you are looking for. And as we mentioned, they are all easy enough to just roll right over if you slow down a bit. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.